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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Viril Lee Austin
SP4 Austin died in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam on 3/19/1967 during the Vietnam War - Battle for Cu Chi as a member of Charlie Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Non-Hostile Accidental Homicide'. Austin originated from St. Paul, Virginia .
On March 19, 1967, units of the battalion conducted S&D operations in the area. Cross attachment with the 2/34th Armor was terminated at 1330 hours. One Bobcat from Company C was accidentally killed. All units closed the new battalion forward base located at XT 238726 by 1700 hours.